Stories from the Scrapstore


Freedom for art!

In partnership with Work and Play Scrapstore, I have been planning a project to run art workshops for young people from under privileged backgrounds. The work that WaPS do is important and inspiring to me because it provides accessible art resources, and teaches people to think creatively about how they source or reuse materials. I believe that art is for everyone. There are numerous studies on the mental health benefits, and for some it is the only way people can express themselves. In schools there are increasing amounts of pressure on grades, and quite often, that is based on how well students can copy what they see. I feel it is important that even if students don’t want to pursue a care

Rangoli on Show

Our artist-in-residence, Jayson Singh was delighted to be invited to showcase his rangoli tiles design and method at the new St James (Berkeley Group) development of homes in Isleworth. On 18th October, Jayson had great fun working in the lounge of one of the show-homes and enjoyed a tour of the palatial development! - Well done for showing your work off so beautifully!

Students' Scrappy Shopping

We were thrilled to have special visitors to the Scrapstore - on 19th October - a gang of 60 First Year BA students from UCA Farnham, School of Crafts and Design. The students visited us to get stuff for their structure, combine and bundle project and they all went away with an array of weird and wonderful materials to create with. The prize for the most unusual of materials goes to the chap who took a surf board! In addition to shopping with us, the students spent time at Wimbledon Art Studios completing a 'stitch' workshop with Nicole Line. Before their workshop, we had the chance to talk to the students about the strengths of the Scrapstore, including diverting waste from landfill/inci

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